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New Zealand Maritime Museum

| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, the Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand's history and identity. The Museum's exhibitions explore the history and stories of the Polynesian people's migration across the Pacific, European exploration, immigration and trade, NZ's modern yachting success and our relationship with the Sea.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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Reviewed yesterday

Unless you want to ride on one of their restored historical boats it was a great rainey day adventure, worth the walk, you can cab it if it it raining too hard, best one day adventure on the seafront,

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must when visiting Auckland. We were fascinated by the story of Sir Peter Blake and the Americas Cup win

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Allow two hours to enjoy all the aspects of this museum. Tracing NZ history combined with sailing honours, the tour takes in all aspects of New Zealand's maritime heritage.

Thank TonyB993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not alot to see, and if not interested in sailing find something else to do. The best part if the museum was the video that talked about how natives traveled to the island. It's hard to look at the history and find it interesting when...More

Thank majdad04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum to while away a couple of hours. Interesting displays on immigration and yachting, alongside Maori and Polynesian craft. Peter Blake and America’s Cup galleries are particularly good.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good maritime museum with a range of exhibits from Maori canoes to America’s Cup boats. Try to get one of the free guided tours and the knowledgeable guide will certainly add colour to your visit. You can also take rides in a small steam boat...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of NZ Maritime history here including old Maori vessels etc and Americas cup boats plus varied information. Unfortunately it is presented in a very dry style and you need to do a lot of reading on the wall. There are external exhibits which we...More

Thank Trebor1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly interesting side trip. We had a couple of hours to burn until we went to the airport, so we decided to look. Good interpretive displays of western colonization, not so much on indigenous peoples. Great collection of old ships and models,...More

Thank randal4Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the $20 (free if you live in Auckland) entry fee this really is value for money! I wasn't sure what to expect to see in the maritime museum (apart from the America's Cup boats 😀) and was very impressed by how much was covered,...More

Thank KarynD431
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum is located on the water front in Auckland. An easy walk from any downtown hotels. Very interesting history and displays for adults and children.

Thank itravelveryoften
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Mike G
6 March 2017|
Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi Mike, apologies for the delay in our response, we didn't get a notification about this question. At present we don't take online bookings system for general entry for the public, just for harbour sailings as they can sell... More
12 July 2016|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi younglue, apologies we missed this question. Yes, we do have on-site luggage storage which is free of charge. Ask at our front desk if you want to make use of this service.
28 February 2015|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Lots of great advice here,but just to add - if you do decide to drive you can actually park in Downtown Carpark opposite the Museum and buy a discounted $4.50 parking voucher from the Museum ticket desk. This will give you... More